HTC Desire Lands in India, Priced at Rs. 28,900

HTC has announced the launch of the much awaited Desire in India earlier today. The company has tied up with Tata DoCoMo to launch the phone here.

The Desire is HTC’s version of Google’s Nexus One albeit with a few changes. The phone appeared at the Mobile World Congress 2010 and has taken a while to reach the Indian shores. Although you might be aware of the specs, here’s a run down of the same again.

The Desire boasts of the same 3.7-inch AMOLED display found on the Nexus One. The processor too is the same – a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon. While the Nexus One runs the stock version of Android, The Desire comes with HTC’s Sense UI. The Desire also comes loaded with Android 2.1 and is yet to get an update to Froyo unlike its sibling, the Nexus One. The Desire also gets slightly more RAM than the Nexus One – it has 576MB of RAM as opposed to the Nexus One’s 512MB. Other changes include video recording at WVGA resolution (800*480) at 15 fps versus the Nexus Ones D1 (720*480) at 20 fps. HTC Desire also gets an optical track-pad and physical buttons. For Indian users, FM radio is of great importance – which is why the Desire comes with one – unlike the Nexus One which has given the feature a miss.

The rest of the features including the 5 megapixel camera and the support for multi touch gestures remain the same as on the Nexus One.For Tata DoCoMo post paid users, the phone comes with an exclusive offer that allows users to download 500 MB of data per month for free, for a period of 6 months. To avail this offer, Tata DOCOMO customers will have to SMS ‘Android’ to 54321 from their HTC Desire.The new HTC Desire will be available starting today at a Market Operating Price (MOP) of Rs. 28,900 at all authorized HTC resellers across the country. 

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